First we conducted a survey of the butters and margarines used in Fifth class room 6.
Then we made a tally chart and bar chart displaying our findings.
Then we identified the ingredients each of these contained. We made a stacked bar chart of these ingredients.
Some margarines contained 9 /10 ingredients including preservatives, colouring, Emulsifiers, acidity regulator Findings:
We were shocked to discover that Flora and Benecol contained the exact same ingredients as stock margarine even though they were over 4 times the price.
Then we investigated which butter or margarine would go off first. Findings: –
a) Pure butter went mouldy after 10 days.
b) However, after 3 months none of the margarines have gone off.
Finally we made pure butter by shaking double cream.
Try this at home. It is so tasty!
For this year’s Science Exhibition we combined sensory play, maths and science into one fun activity! We each took turns to find hidden objects in a tray filled with pasta and tested them to see if they were magnetic or non-magnetic. We sorted the objects into two sets and recorded our results on a data chart. We all had great fun using the horseshoe magnet and investigating what is attracted to it. Lorchán did a fantastic job presenting our work to parents in the hall.
We had great fun in fourth class today investigating friction. We tested a variety of different surfaces to see which had the most friction. We rolled a toy car down a slope and and then measured the distance it travelled … Continue reading →
In Room 4, we have been very busy looking at how heat can change things.
We have discovered that when you make a solid hot, it usually turns into a liquid. We observed ice melting into water and we saw how jelly cubes melt into a liquid when you add hot water.
Because there are so many class birthdays in November in our class, we wondered if there was a way for us to melt our jelly cubes quickly. We decided to melt 6 big cubes of jelly and then melt 28 tiny jelly. We monitored our water temperature using a thermometer and we made sure that we used the same amount of water in each bowl. We all made our predictions, then our race began!